Donations may be directed to UELAC, any Association Branch, fund or project. Donations without a specific destination will be added to the General Use Fund. Jump to Ways to Donate.
The United Empire Loyalists Charitable Trust
The United Empire Loyalists Charitable Trust is a registered charity under Canada Revenue Agency regulations (BN: 108102690RR0002).
There are many ways that you as an individual can support the UELAC. It is remarkable how a simple donation can help the Association achieve its vision. You can make a difference by donating today. A donation of any amount will help our vital work and be directed where it is needed most.
You can give a donation to support our work or you can request that your contribution be used specifically to support Dominion or Branch projects, activities or Funds. A charitable donation receipt will be provided for taxation purposes.
For further information about donations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A memorial gift may be made in honour of any deceased person, usually someone who is a descendant of a Loyalist, a friend of “Loyalist” history or a has made a contribution to the objectives of the Association and its Branches.
A contribution will result in an entry in the Book of Remembrance. UELAC can also inform the bereaved of your thoughtfulness, should you so request on the form. Your gift will be acknowledged back to you, and a charitable receipt will be sent for donations of $20 or more.
The Memorial Fund is segregated from the general funds and is used to further the work of the organization in the preservation of Loyalist sites. Since its inception, a number of commemorative and restoration projects have received support from the Memorial Fund. These include:
- The flag pole at Adolphustown;
- Church restoration at Adolphustown;
- St. George’s (Round) Church in Halifax;
- The Milby School House;
- St. Raphael’s (the first Roman Catholic church in Eastern Ontario founded by Loyalists);
- Sir John Johnson Manor House;
- Sir John Johnson Tomb;
- two bricks for the Juno Beach Project, in honour of the descendants of Loyalists who fought in World War II.
A number of these were projects in which one of the Association Branches was involved.
The UELAC Scholarship is an available award to Masters and PhD students who are undertaking relevant research in historical Loyalist Studies. The recipient’s research should further Canada’s understanding of the Loyalists and our appreciation of their, or their immediate descendants, influence on Canada. The award is for $2,500 per year and will be provided for each of two years for Masters and three years for PhD student.
The purpose of our branch projects is to preserve and promote our Loyalist Canadian history and heritage, with an objective of identification of buildings of the era, family genealogies, stories, military records, cemeteries, monuments, artifacts, correspondence, etc. Once identified, our objective is to protect them and then help interested people locate them for research or personal interest.
Donations by cheque
Please send donations to our postal address. (N.B.: the office moved from Toronto to Cornwall in May 2022.)
Make donation cheques payable to the UELAC and indicate on the cheque which branch, fund or project the donation is for. For donations to the Memorial Fund / Book of Remembrance, be sure to include the form. Any cheque with no donation specified will be deposited to the General Use Fund.
Donations to UELAC can now be made conveniently online; visit canadahelps.org/en/dn/14990 to make your donation through their website, or click the button below to jump to the form at the bottom of this webpage and make your donation without leaving the UELAC website.
Donations of shares
Donations of Shares to UELAC. When a donor wants to make an “in kind” donation of shares, the UELAC provides detailed information to Wood Gundy who completes the process for the UELAC.
Tax receipts will be issued for all monetary donations. The receipts will normally be issued when the donation is received.
- For donations to branches, the tax receipt and a letter of appreciation will be sent to the donor. The treasurer will send a cheque to the branch treasurer.
- For donations to branch projects, the tax receipt and a cheque will be forwarded to the branch. The branch will send the tax receipt and a letter of appreciation to the donor.
Non-monetary donations are allowed under Canada Revenue Agency regulations. However, the Canada Revenue Agency recommends that this type of donation be made by an exchange of cheques. In other words, the Association will pay the donor for the material donated and the donor will write a cheque to the Association for the same amount. This provides a clear paper trail for audit purposes.